Indian Premier League is known for its run feast. Batsmen who score in bulk and at a consistent pace will always be the most critical asset of any IPL franchise.
Here we have listed down the batsmen who have gone past 5000 overall runs in the tournament. So far, there have been only seven names who crossed this magic number.
The CSKian Suresh Raina was the first player ever to reach 5000 runs in IPL, followed by Virat Kohli. David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad was the first overseas player to reach the milestone.
MS Dhoni is the latest addition to this list in the first phase of IPL 2023 season.
Here is the elite list of players who have scored more than 5000 IPL runs.
The List – 5000 Runs in IPL
AB de Villiers
David Warner is the fastest to reach 5000 runs in IPL. The Australian took just 135 IPL innings to reach the mark, whereas it took 157 innings for Virat Kohli.
Warner played for Delhi Daredevils from 2009 to 2013 and brought to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014. He has won the Orange Cap thrice in IPL, which is the highest in the tournament’s history.
Virat Kohli is way ahead of the other contenders in overall run scoring. He is already the first to reach 6000 IPL runs and will reach the 7000 runs in IPL soon. His best year of 2016 is still the best IPL season for any batsman by a great extend.
Virat tops three charts of most runs against a single opponent, the highest among these top stars. The RCB captain has scored the most runs in IPL against CSK, DC, and RPSG. Check here the list of the most runs scorers against each team.
Players who will reach 5000 Runs soon
Here’s the list of players who are about to reach the 5000 IPL runs milestone in the coming season and their current aggregate scores:
- KL Rahul
- Sanju Samson